Newmont Golden Ridge Limited is the first company on Ghana’s Club 100, for the year 2015.

This was announced at the 15 Edition of the Ghana Club 100 awards ceremony organized by the Ghana Investment Promotion Centre.

UniBank was adjudged the sixth best company, with  Zenith bank coming seventh.

In her welcome address, the Chief Executive Officer of the GIPC, Mawuena Trebarh stated that this year’s edition focused on ways to expand Ghana’s manufacturing sector.

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According to her, Ghana must prioritize manufacturing if it is to progress to a first-class economy.

“The theme for this year, ‘Manufacturing, Steering Ghana’s Development’, could not have been more appropriate given that the country is in an era where government’s focus is on leveraging investments inmanufacturing,” she said.

According to her, the need for industrialisation and manufacturing is motivated by the centre’s goal for massive import substitution.

She pointed out that, the GIPC as the lead investment promotion agency in the country, has over the few years prioritized the manufacturing sector as a  major opportunity area for both local and foreign companies.